A time would come when there will be so much wealth that a man will worry that no one will accept his Zakah. And when he offers it to anyone, that person will say, ‘I am not in need of it!!’ [Essence of a hadith of Bukhari]
Alhumdullilah, we still have the time & opportunity to purify ourselves & our wealth, by meeting the needs of others.
There are a number of (reliable, inshaAllah) venues through which we can donate:
- U.A.E. – There are two families who are need of zakah. 1. One sister needs donations for her brother’s cancer treatment (spf. multiple myeloma- bone cancer). He has lost his job as a result & has three dependent children. 2. The other sister needs zakah for clearing a sizable bank debt incurred by her husband. If you need info on either cases, please ask & I’ll send you their details, inshaAllah. (Zakatable causes both of them inshaAllah). 3. Please also check another simple opportunity for sadaqa (non zakatable) here.
- International – A sadaqa promotion organization has created a venue for zakah & sadaqa to a number of needy families (with needs varying from utility bills to medical aid). There is flexibility of payment through various means. (Zakatable & non-Zakatable causes)
- US – You can help a Yemeni family, devastated by a natural gas explosion in their house, that left the mother dead & four young daughters badly burned in Harlem, NY. A sister is raising funds for their help. There is flexibility of sending payments.
No amount is too small or too big. It’s the month of generosity.
***** JazakAllahukhair *****